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Botswana revenue service signs product-tracking deal

Botswana revenue service signs product-tracking deal

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has signed a ten-year contract with authentication solutions company Authentix, under the terms of which Authentix will provide a marketplace governance programme to BURS for the digital marking and tracking of tobacco and alcohol products.
Safaricom chair Joseph takes on Ethiopian role

Safaricom chair Joseph takes on Ethiopian role

In a fascinating development very close to the launch of its new venture in Ethiopia, Kenya’s Safaricom has announced that current chairman of the board Michael Joseph has stepped down to lead the company’s Ethiopian campaign.
Vodafone to sell off Ghana unit

Vodafone to sell off Ghana unit

Vodafone Group has reportedly agreed to sell off a majority stake in its Ghana unit to rival Telecel Group, a move to refocus on key markets, Bloomberg reported.
Orange seeks Nigeria expansion

Orange seeks Nigeria expansion

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed Orange Group is planning to carve out a piece of the Nigerian market for itself despite the country already having four operators, building on the growth it gained in other African units. 
Safaricom cools M-Pesa spin-off

Safaricom cools M-Pesa spin-off

Safaricom chief executive officer Michael Joseph calmed mounting interest in the operator spinning off its successful mobile money division M-Pesa into a seperate company.
Nigeria’s Twitter ban was unlawful, says regional court

Nigeria’s Twitter ban was unlawful, says regional court

The seven-month ban imposed on Twitter by the Nigerian government was unlawful, according to a ruling by the ECOWAS court, the judicial organ of the Economic Community of West African States, which has the responsibility of resolving disputes related to the interpretation of the community’s...
Jumia and realme partner for smartphone sales

Jumia and Realme partner for smartphone sales

Pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia has announced a partnership with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme. The joint aim is to roll out new devices at a time when Africa’s smartphone market is enjoying high growth; this in turn will benefit e-commerce.
Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Cash-strapped Zambian state-run telecoms firm Zamtel, which provides a range of services including landline, mobile, FttH and ADSL, is reportedly for sale, though this has been denied by at least one senior government figure.
MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria, the country’s leading operator and the leading MTN operator by subscriber numbers, has taken 18 Nigerian banks to court over the alleged unauthorised transfer of ₦22.3 billion ($53.7 million) from an account owned by its recently-licensed mobile money Payment Service Bank (PSB)...

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